June 2006 Winner: Alongorn Laosaichua
The June 2006 Young Artist Award is Alongorn Laosaichua, a senior in the pre-college, high school preparatory program at the College of Music, Mahidol University. He began to play trumpet in 7th grade. Currently, Alongorn studies trumpet with Joseph Bowman at Mahidol University, and jazz trumpet with David Hart at Mahidol University.
Alongorn is actively involved in his school ensembles, including the jazz band, wind ensembles, wind camarata, and brass quintet. Recently, he was selected to participate in the 2005 Southeast Asian Wind Ensemble. He was awarded an ITG scholarship to attend the 2005 ITG Conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Alongorn was also a finalist for the 2005 ITG Youth Competition. In 2004, he was a member of the "MU-TE" Trumpet Quintet, which advanced to the finals of the Asian Symphonic Band Competition-Wind Ensemble Division. In June of 2006, Alongorn will enter the undergraduate program at Mahidol University in trumpet performance.
In recognition of his outstanding talent, ITG will provide Alongorn Laosaichua with a complimentary one-year membership.